UCLA at Memphis College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Liberty Bowl Memorial
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The UCLA Bruins travel to Liberty Bowl Memorial to take on the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 6.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 71.5. The Bruins have an ATS record of 1-1-0 while their over/under record is 2-0-0. The Tigers have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The UCLA Bruins are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Memphis Tigers are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
09/10/17 DB Adarius Pickett Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
09/10/17 DL Boss Tagaloa Undisclosed missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
09/10/17 WR Jordan Lasley Undisclosed missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
09/10/17 LB Josh Woods Targeting Suspension ejected last game, expected to miss the 1st Half Saturday vs. Memphis
09/10/17 LB Kenny Young Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
09/10/17 RB Soso Jamabo Undisclosed missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
09/09/17 DB Jaleel Wadood Head "?" Saturday Memphis
08/24/17 OL Kenny Lacy Hip out for season
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
09/07/17 LB Darian Porter Undisclosed out for season
09/07/17 RB Doroland Dorceus Leg is upgraded to probable Saturday vs UCLA
09/07/17 LB Genard Avery Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Saturday vs UCLA
09/07/17 DL Jonathan Wilson Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs UCLA
09/07/17 WR Roderick Proctor Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs UCLA
09/06/17 LB Jackson Dillon Head out for season
09/05/17 DL Jared Gentry Leg out for season
08/14/17 WR Sam Craft ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UCLA Bruins are 9th in Division 1 in points scored with 101. They have run 139 plays this season for 1,059 yards, which ranks them 5th in the nation in total offense. The Bruins average 7.6 yards per play, which is 15th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 54 1st downs this year, placing them 15th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UCLA has run for 195 yards as a team, which ranks 104th in the country. They've run 51 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bruins have been penalized on offense 17 times for 139 yards so far this season, which has them 25th in the nation in penalties. Josh Rosen has thrown for 820 yards this season. He has completed 57 passes on 84 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 185.2. He averages 9.8 yards per pass attempt and 11.9 adjusted yards per throw.
UCLA is 104th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 67. They have surrendered a total of 986 yards on D, which is 111th in Division 1. The Bruins are ranked 86th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 33 passes on 69 attempts against the UCLA Bruins defense this season, placing them 54th and 80th in the country. The UCLA pass defense has also given up a total of 323 yards through the air, which is 49th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 105 attempts for 663 yards this year, putting them in 124th place in D-1 against the run. The Bruins have committed 13 penalties for 119 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 76th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UCLA has returned 10 kicks for 235 yards on special teams, ranking 10th in kick return yardage. The Bruins average 24 yards per kick return and they are 14th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,293. UCLA Bruins kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this year. Their punters have totaled 271 yards on 6 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 29th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers have run for 319 yards as a team, which ranks 66th in the nation. They've run 39 times, averaging 8.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 10 times for 96 yards so far this year, which has them 76th in the country in penalties. They are 105th in Division 1 in points scored with 37. They have run 64 plays this year for 416 yards, which ranks them 127th in the nation in total offense. The Memphis Tigers average 6.5 yards per play, which is 35th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 16 1st downs this season, ranking them 125th overall as an offensive unit. Riley Ferguson has completed 10 throws while attempting 25 passes for a completion percentage of 40%. He has passed for 97 yards this year. He averages 2.1 adjusted yards per throw and 3.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 64.6.
The Memphis Tigers rush defense has given up 49 attempts for 146 yards this season, putting them in 24th place in the country against the run. They have had 8 penalties for 53 yards on defense this year. That places them 14th in Division 1. Memphis is 35th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 29. They have given up a total of 425 yards on D, which is 20th in the nation. The Tigers are 49th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 21 throws on 37 attempts against the Memphis defense this season, ranking them 20th and 14th in the country. The Memphis Tigers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 279 yards in the air, which is 33rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Memphis kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this season. Their punters have accumulated 204 yards on 5 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 71st in the NCAA in punting average. Memphis is 93rd in the country in punt returns with 2. They've totaled 22 punt return yards and average 11 yards per return, which is 33rd in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 166 yards on special teams, which puts them 29th in kick return yardage. The Tigers average 55 yards per kick return and they are 118th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 604.
Who will win tonight's Bruins/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bruins -6.5
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